Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Thank you for showing us the power of forgiveness.....go well Madeba!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Map bags

 I love maps in any shape or form....... prints, globes, paper art, fabric and especially bags.This one is made in South Africa by Rowdy Backpacks. You can find them at www.rowdy.co.za/‎

This one I found on e-bay. I like the leather trim and vintage map. Both of these were a bit too expensive so I improvised and made my own.
I bought this rucksack in Seoul many years ago and it became my favourite bag. It had a leopard print (forgot to take a 'before' pic) so I stopped using it but couldn't bring myself to throw it away. I found a small piece of fabric with a map printed on it and some matching striped canvas for the back. After a few hours of measuring, cutting, sewing by hand, raw fingertips, this was the result! New life for an old favourite.